Max Prus: Their Garden City

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Press Launch

14 28 February 2024
Monday Saturday, 115
Personal see: Thursday, 15 February, 68

At England & Cos Challenge Area, Sotherans Setting up, 2A Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London W1S 3D.

A mock Tudor property in a lane at evening is lit by an elusive mild. A team of ramblers, as if on guard, inhabit the area. The title of the lane is lacking but signposts are there. There is a good deal of vivid inexperienced, a palpable rigidity in the atmosphere and it is unachievable to pinpoint the viewers role in this predicament.

This painting, Their Backyard Town, is the end result of a series of is effective resulting from Max Pruss investigate journeys to Welwyn Backyard garden Metropolis. This experimental city, twenty miles north of London, was started in 1920, shortly following the 1st Earth War and lengthy soon after the industrial revolution. It was the next back garden metropolis in England: excellent towns developed to blend the best of both city and countryside, reflecting the utopian ideals of the era.

Prus says he finds that heritage reinvented is sometimes a commencing place into a portray. In his paintings that re-take a look at the benefits of before altruistic organizing intentions in up to date Britain and in his functions made in other locations he locations himself in the purpose of the artist as an honest interloper seeking to be an appropriate and handy citizen.

Quite a few of his is effective mirror on the human species and our attributes as he finds that shut inspection of how items developed can reveal deeper tricks. He regards his paintings as the incidental leftovers from a life lived: investigations into the complex mechanisms of modern day human existence. He sees his portray approach as the continual refinement of a chemistry experiment that has identified its way on to canvas or paper, and in a further painting, Girl Beaconsfield, painted truth dissolves into a universe of alien cricketers, fuel clouds, helicopters and unusual blobs emerging from the sea.

This exhibition encompasses performs spanning the earlier decade from a handmade book with webpages turned immediately by machine a choice of compact performs and massive-scale watercolours made in excess of the earlier 3 years by way of to some extremely current significant paintings.

Max Prus (born 1987) at present lives and is effective in London. He graduated from the Royal Academy Educational facilities in London in 2015 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Great Artwork, having formerly completed a BA in Wonderful Art Painting and Printmaking from Glasgow Faculty of Art in 2011. He has exhibited in the Uk, Mexico and the Usa.